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Mastering Articulate Storyline

By : Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt
Book Image

Mastering Articulate Storyline

By: Ashley Chiasson, Jeffery Batt

Overview of this book

Storyline is a powerful e-learning authoring tool that allows you to take your creativity to the next level. However, more often than not, projects don't require such complex interactions, leaving Storyline's full capabilities untapped. This book will provide you with the information you need to take your Storyline development up a notch by leveraging the full suite of possibilities Storyline has to offer. You will be provided with a refresher of the key concepts before we take you deep into the exciting world of enhanced interactivity, variables, and even some JavaScript—oh my! With downloadable activities, you can either follow along and compare your output, use the activities as they are, modify the activities to suit your own needs, or reverse-engineer the activities to better understand how they were developed.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering Articulate Storyline
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Doing neat things with buttons and markers

Among Storyline's built-in functions are buttons and markers. These two elements provide you with the ability to easily inject interactivity within any story, with minimal effort.

Buttons provide an easy way of creating functional activity within any story. You can use Storyline's built-in buttons or create your own using shapes. You can even create customized previous and next buttons and disable the default player buttons! Buttons are used along with triggers to create actions, typically when the user clicks on the button.

Markers are a great way of enhancing your screen real estate by acting as a container for additional information that is only presented when the learner interacts with the marker (for example, hover the mouse over or click on the marker).


Under Controls on the Insert tab, Storyline has several built-in button options, including two standard buttons in rectangle and oval shapes, four checkbox styles, and four radio button...